Daily: 9th January 2009

9 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

If there was a drought of Formula 1 news before, then the flood gates have well and truly opened today. Autosport International kicked off for the press, and we've heard from a few paddock people already. It's not just limited to Birmingham, though, there's news coming in from all over the world.

  • Dave Richards is apparently not buying Honda now, having hinted that the cost-cutting improvements won't begin to show until 2010, and he's not interested in Formula 1 when it is this expensive. Nick Fry says there are still plenty of people in the running - 12 in fact. Where did they all come from, and who are they?
  • Motorsport Aragon - a new track in Spain - is hoping to get on the F1 testing roster. It seems as though there will be more test tracks than racing events soon. The question is, with two Spanish races on the calendar, and Valencia a very poor one, is Aragon hoping to be a replacement?
  • Pedro de la Rosa, known as Pedalo round these parts, believes he's still got a chance at an F1 drive. He's fallen into the testing trap at McLaren, but holds out hope (and is sure that) one day he will return to the grid. Really, Pedalo? Really?

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